What Is Hearing the Voices Like With Schizophrenia?
Within the psychotic mind lies a mysterious place filled with voices and shadowy figures. Therein lies persecution and horror of otherworldly origin. What is it that brings this terror to us? Schizophrenia is a disease that is toxic to our minds, and brings on unusual beliefs and behaviors. An extension of these beliefs are dark, eerie voices from unseen places. These voices come from various origins and seem to have a conscious of their own. How is it that our minds can hear voices from nothingness? Is this a cruel trick of nature? How can a disease be so bizarre and menacing? The voices can unfold in different ways. For me, the beliefs and voices are one and the same. They mesh together to create a woven pattern of unreality, both tortuous and unseen.
Schizophrenia and Hearing Voices
When demons chase me, my mind tricks me into hearing their footsteps. When spies are following me, I can hear their whispers from dark alleyways. What is it that they are saying? “We are here. We are coming for you. You cannot escape.” That is the underlying persecutory theme that they speak of. They are all different permutations of the same chant.
Behind the eerie voices, lies an abusive, terrifying figure. A shadowy monster that I am unable to see. His voice sounds dark, angry, and monstrous, with an audio quality unequaled. I cannot see him, but I know he is there. He must be. How can you hear someone without their presence? It is impossible. This is what my mind tells me, a truth so far off from reality.
Schizophrenia is not about hearing voices. Schizophrenia is about monstrous ideas that are reinforced by voices. The voices are there to trick you into believing this unreality that we face on a daily basis. Don’t listen to them, because they are there to torture you. My voices eventually ceased. Not because the spies and demons stopped following me, but because I realized that they never existed in the first place.
Everything stopped -- the voices, the delusions, the terror. I was thrust upon the shoulders of the world again, naked and bare to the elements. Things will never be the same again. I am a victim of my own mind. Torture has taught me many things. Some of which, I wish I could forget.
Hoeweler, D. (2014, July 16). What Is Hearing the Voices Like With Schizophrenia?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, October 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/creativeschizophrenia/2014/07/hearing-the-voices-of-schizophrenia
Author: Dan Hoeweler
Karina I don't know if this will help but Whenever my husband starts talking about people being in our room or people in the moon controlling his brains... Instead of feeling sorry or trying to say oh it's not true... I say well why do you feel this way, because you have schizophrenia... the acceptance of disorder is the first step towards treatment my husband still has hard time accepting it, but he has come to terms with and takes his medication regularly... Also try not to focus on negative behavior try reinforcing his good behavior... I know it's hard but when u love someone you never give up on tHem
Dan- thank you for your blog and sharing this info with us! Keep on as it is so helpful!
it is the first time that i read something clear on schizophrenia,and find an answer,
so, i didnot know i was ,what it shows on tv,
the patients are dangerous, they have fearfull thoughts... but finally i has a lot of unreality dreams , unreality thoughs,
why did i put my faith in it ?
when i read again the first part,
- it is a real trick of nature"
and i can understand, that when a child is alone in a young age, he cannot face those fears by himself ,
i just can be depressive , just that i understand this now, the origine of the schizophrenia
thinking about my young age fear,
thanks for sharing on this blog
no answers from specialist from this blog,
its difficult to know how to start on this subject.
i m in this situation, whitout the alcool and smoking problem.
when i read the subjet on schizophrenia ,
i understand one thing that :
he said THE BELIEVE AND THE VOICE ARE ONE, ARE the same !
and that come from himself, and if he start not to be afraid of his believe and voices,
he will try to make a distance , from it,
i, from my part, coulnt yet put a distance from the voice and the reality,
so the voice came my reality, and which is false,
try to speak just ; saying to him to put a distance,
even make two steps back for showing the distance,
from the voice and respond our (his) truth to the voice.
i m trying to answer, because no anwer for me is
i understand your feeling of beign "speechless",
in front of this situation,
i understand it , only now....
real love bless you